It's time for our usual monthly recap by the numbers. November was characterized by two things - writing and having way too much fun. Lots of friends (old and new) are back at the marina and there have been plenty of distractions. I did manage to buckle down and get a lot of editing and writing done. Of course, the flip side of that is that I ignored the boat project list. The weather has also been much nicer here in southern Florida - I've had the air conditioning off and even needed a sweater on occasion.
So, enough with all of those words, here's the usual random nonsense recap by the numbers:
- 4 - Number of times Taco Tuesday happened this month. Taco Tuesday often continues well into the night (or at least well into the night for cruisers - we tend to hit the sack early) with some of the guys playing music on the patio.
- 12 - Number of ladies who attended the Women Who Sail Facebook group get together at the marina. Delicious food and drinks, interesting conversation and lots of laughs. A great group of women.
- 69,337 - Number of words in the draft of my cozy mystery, Murder at the Marina, which I sent out to beta readers this month. The word count is a little shy of what's expected in this genre (70-75k), so I'll need to think about beefing things up in the next round of edits.
- 5,160 - Number of words I wrote for the sequel, Bodies in the Boatyard, during NaNoWriMo. While I may not have achieved the 50,000 words needed to win, at least I made a start on it. And besides, I was knee deep in editing Murder at the Marina during most of November, as well as setting up an author website. That counts for something, doesn't it?
- 8 - The number of toes I can get nail polish on. My pinkie toes are weird and hard to paint. Anyone else have this problem?
- 4 - Number of days of Thanksgiving festivities at the marina. Lots of food, plenty of drink, bands, dancing, wine tasting, dinghy racing and a nautical flea market. I'm going to need all of December to recuperate.
- 17 - The number of named storms this year, including ten hurricanes. Hurricane season officially ended on November 30th. It was a doozy this year. So glad it's finally over.
- $148 - How much I spent on groceries this month. Way down from our usual average, due to the fact that Scott is in Scotland, the marina providing so much food during Thanksgiving week, and eating out way too much.
In case you missed them, here are some of our favorite blog posts from last month:
Going for a Crazy Cabbagetown Walk
Seven Days, Seven Black & White Photos and Some Explanation
Marina Life on a Bulletin Board
How did last month go for you? What are you looking forward to this month?
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